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JRC Celebrates Colleges Week

JRC Celebrates Colleges Week

Date: 20 October 2020

Colleges Week 2020

We're so excited to be celebrating Colleges Week, with the Association Colleges, and showcase everything that has taken place at JRC over this past academic year! 

Each day, we'll be highlighting how JRC is helping to support different members of the community, and we'd love to hear from you! Whether you're a JRC student, ex-student, staff, or just a member of the local community, share how JRC has supported and helped you - make sure you tag us online and use #CollegesWeek and #LoveOurColleges. 


JRC is at the centre of…the economic rebuild
This year we launched our brand new Construction & Engineering courses, offering new opportunities to the Croydon community!

For 20/21 we welcomed in our new cohort of Technology students, including Engineering Levels 2-3 and new Construction and Plumbing courses, from Level 1-3. From 21/22, we’ll be broadening our offer to include Brickwork, Carpentry, and Painting & Decorating.

With these new courses, JRC students will be helping to rebuild the future by developing their practical skills and participating in live real-world projects!

And that’s not all… we’ve just launched NEW Apprenticeships in Construction Level 3! This is a great way to learn on the job, and contribute to the future of the industry!



JRC is at the centre of…growing and supporting individual sectors

We’re proud to have a student community that is diverse, passionate and committed to making a difference in their industries! We work in a range of sectors, providing industry-led education, meaning our students are ready to head straight into careers and make a change.

This year, we welcome in students for brand new courses at JRC! For the first time, we’ve got students learning about Aviation, Construction, Engineering and Public Services, and we can’t wait to discover their #JRCStories

Want to see what our current and past students are up to? Explore their #JRCStories at


JRC is at the centre of... innovation and designing the future

Undoubtedly, this year has shown how communities can flourish online. The future is digital and we've been supporting our students by sourcing new innovative ways of teaching and maintaining our JRC community.

We've hosted our first successful Job Fair, where students have been able to engage and interact with companies online, and broaden their aspirations. Our second Virtual Open Event also takes place this week, following a great online event in June - we're so excited to be able to open up the virtual doors of JRC, so you can explore our College from the comfort of your own home! There will be online presentations, bookable 1:1 chats and virtual tours, so pre-register now to be the first to receive updates. 


 JRC is at the centre of…supporting people and communities
How has JRC worked with communities this year?

Jan: Intergenerational Care Event // Older members of the community were invited to the College salon for a pampering session with our Hair & Beauty students

Feb: The Anne Frank Trust Project // Our students painted memorial messages on pebbles, which were then placed in symbolic locations in Holland, in memory of Anne Frank and her family

May: Mental Health Awareness Week // We encouraged students and staff to share photos of how to #BeKindToYou

May: Young Voices at JRC // Our ESOL students have been working with arts organisation Kazzum to develop their confidence and interpersonal skills through art-based activities

June: Virtual Job Fair // We invited employers to inspire our students over Microsoft Teams! We hosted our first ever Virtual Job Fair

June & Oct: Virtual Open Event // We launched our new Virtual Open Events, with virtual tours, 1:1 chats and live presentations!

Sept: Part-time Courses Launch // We launched our new Part-time courses for 20/21! Offering new opportunities for training and development in a range of sectors.


JRC is at the centre of…the Covid response

We’re training up the next generation of frontline workers, with our courses for the care sector. We offer Full-time courses in Health & Social Care and Childcare as well as Part-time Distance Learning Courses!

“I love being able to work with younger and older generations and the teachers are always open to discuss any issues”
Hawa, Health & Social Care

“The Childcare tutors really sold the course for me  - I’ve received a lot of support and have absolutely loved it at JRC”
Jeanie, Childcare

Have you got a passion for looking after others? Apply for one of our Full-time courses at

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